Tractor Trailer Accidents in Sacramento Create Dangerous Road Conditions for Motorists
Within the past 10 days, there have been at least three separate tractor-trailer accidents in Sacramento. These serious and preventable accidents have created dangerous road conditions for drivers throughout the area. At Del Rio & Carichoff, Sacramento Car and Truck Accident law firm, we remind motorists to drive carefully and defensively when sharing the road with tractor-trailers and other large trucks.
The first accident occurred on Wednesday, 1/13 at around 5:00am on Interstate 5 near Laguna Boulevard. According to Police, the tractor-trailer driver lost control of his rig and overturned, blocking all opposing lanes of traffic. Another driver was fatally injured on Saturday 1/16, when a tractor-trailer made an improper turn and crashed into the center median of Interstate 5. Most recently, on Tuesday 1/19 at around 8:30am, another tractor-trailer overturned on Highway 99 near Dillard Road.
Unfortunately, accidents involving tractor-trailers are far too common in the United States. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration estimates that fatal accidents involving tractor trailers and other large trucks happen at an average rate of 11 times per day in the U.S. Other disturbing statistics about the rate of tractor-trailer accidents in the U.S include:
• Every year, tractor trailer accidents cause an estimated
4,000 fatalities and more than 100,000 serious injuries in the U.S
• In California, 243 people were killed in traffic accidents involving large trucks in 2013, the most recent year for which data is available.
• Nearly 250 large trucks were involved in fatal accidents in California in 2013.
Tractor-trailers have the potential to cause devastating, and potentially fatal, injuries to motorists. If you or a loved one was seriously injured in an accident involving a tractor-trailer that was not your fault, call Del Rio & Carichoff.
When you call, you will speak with one of our experienced Sacramento Truck Accident lawyers absolutely FREE. We will investigate your accident and fight to ensure that your rights are protected. At Del Rio & Carichoff, you will never pay an attorney’s fee up front. In fact, you owe us nothing unless we recover for you.